Category : decks

Has our unusually snowy winter got you dreaming of summer?

If you are fixating on spring and summer, to get through all this snow and ice, be assured, summer will come! The days are getting longer; it's nice to still have light outside at 5:30.  Personally, read more...
Has our unusually snowy winter got you dreaming of summer?

Does your deck have a view?

Decks with a view should recieve special treatment for their railings. To avoid blocking any of the view, there are railing systems that will keep you and your guests safe from any falls, while read more...
Does your deck have a view?

There’s nothing like a deck!

Your home will benefit from a well-designed deck. It is one of the most desirable home improvement projects, for those who enjoy spending time outdoors. And Bellinghamsters love to be outdoors; it's read more...
There’s nothing like a deck!

Things to do at home when it’s hot out!

What do we do when it's hot and sunny in Bellingham? Well, if you're not out kayaking, hiking, running or biking (most of which you can't do ALL day), we like to hang out in the backyard and have a read more...
Things to do at home when it’s hot out!

Decks and patios are all the rage for summer!

To make a great deck or patio you need the right decking material, we have For decks: Cedar decking is durable and versatile, with a color range from light browns and tans to pink Pressure read more...
Decks and patios are all the rage for summer!

What makes a great deck?

Are you happy with your deck? As with other elements of the home, individual homeowners have different needs and wants for a deck. The basic elements are low-maintenance deck materials, easy access, read more...
What makes a great deck?

Looking forward to summer at home!

Summers are much better when your home has a well-designed deck. Decks are wonderful for having backyard barbecues and summer parties. Add some lawn chairs, a stereo, a grill and friends and read more...
Looking forward to summer at home!

Turn your backyard into an outdoor room!

Whew! We are having a very dry, warm summer here in Bellingham - instead of being unhappy about the heat (Bellinghamsters are not used to heat - temperatures over 75 for more than a couple of days read more...
Turn your backyard into an outdoor room!

What you need to know about decks

Homeowners are increasing the size of outdoor living spaces so they can enjoy a wider variety of activities outside. Especially here in Whatcom County and Bellingham areas, summers are the long days read more...
What you need to know about decks

What makes a great deck?

You can have a simple deck built for your home - and there is nothing at all wrong with that! But what if you long for something more elaborate?  Decks can be clean, rectangular affairs and some read more...
What makes a great deck?

Backyard barbecues and other problems

Barbecues are lots of fun, and great opportunities for family and friends to get together. What could be a problem? Well . . . this is the Pacific Northwest, and today is typical! Unusually warm read more...
Backyard barbecues and other problems

How to personalize your deck

There are decks, and then there are decks. What makes a plain deck into something special? Here are some ideas to make your deck unique: Railings: These can be glass panels for ultimate viewing; read more...
How to personalize your deck

Summer means dinner and barbecuing on the deck

Is your deck ready for that? In our Pacific Northwest climate, decks really take a beating. It may be fir needles and maple leaves filling up the gaps between the decking, or moss and mildew making read more...
Summer means dinner and barbecuing on the deck

Where do you cook when it’s hot in the house?

On sunny days, our thoughts turn to the great oudoors; so it's only natural that when we get home, we hate to spend our evenings in the kitchen. Make your patio or deck into a cozy outdoor cooking read more...
Where do you cook when it’s hot in the house?

Summer home improvement projects

Summer means cooking out on the deck, vacations, and lots of outdoor activities. To ensure that you get your maximum summertime fun, hire a reliable contractor to get those projects done for read more...
Summer home improvement projects

What would your ideal outdoor living space look like?

An outdoor living space can provide great views, an outdoor cooking and entertainment space and much more. Such a space can function as an outdoor retreat and act as an extension of the home. A read more...
What would your ideal outdoor living space look like?

Whatcom County decks

Homeowners love low-maintenance decks; add a roof or partial roof and you have a year-round outdoor living space. Decks make it possible to enjoy the outdoors without getting in your car and driving read more...

Spring will be here in 17 days!

Are you looking forward to spring weather and the start of BBQ season? You might be more excited about it if you were confident that your deck is in great shape. It may be time to have some repairs read more...

Are you ready for your next home remodel?

A common reason given is that they are tired of the old look and want a new style. Another reason often given is a life-changing event, anything from an increase in the family to a need to read more...

Decks; what do you need to know?

How did your deck fare this summer? If your deck is at the point where it should be replaced, or you are considering a brand-new deck, here are a few things to consider. Materials: Wood, and read more...

Could a roof added to your deck improve it?

If the summer is too hot for you to enjoy being outdoors and barbecuing as often as you would like, consider having a roof built over all or part of your deck. The shade will make a huge read more...

Greatly increase the uses of your deck

Outdoor kitchens can be added to any deck; they can be as small as a barbecue and a counter or as elaborate as a full outdoor kitchen complete with refrigerator, sink, oven, and seating read more...

Deck remodel ideas

If you have a deck already, you may fall into the category of dissatisfaction with it's design. And if it is nearing the end of it's life, this would be the time to have your contractor assist in read more...

What you need to know about decks

Decks, even when constructed of man-made materials, need regular maintenance, although composite materials require less attention, but don't be fooled; they still need to be cleaned at least read more...

Getting your deck ready for BBQ season and July 4!

Whatcom County residents are gearing up for the traditional 4th of July BBQ and the opening of the summer BBQ season. With the great weather that comes this time of year, decks are the way to go for read more...